Brighton Motorsports is proud to present the opportunity to purchase a true milestone car, the first true recreation of the race winning 1958 Scarab built by Lance Reventlow, and campaigned to victory by driver Chuck Daigh at the 1958 Riverside International Grand Prix, beating the Ferrari driven by Phil Hill.
This is car #1 (Chassis 1958-08-001C) produced by Kansas based Scarab Motorsports LLC - modeled after the aesthetic specifications of the original, but with modern day safety improvements, as follows:
Handcrafted aluminum body built for exacting detail; wire edged where appropriate
Hood and door latches, hinges and pins as original.
Rear bumper with license plate mount
Lexan headlight covers
Tig welded 4130 Chrome moly steel; powder-coated chassis black
Drive shaft safety loops
Suspension and Brake Components
Corvette C6 uprights & hubs
Custom upper & lower control arms
Coil over shocks and springs
Wilwood 4-piston brake calipers with 12.19" x 1.25" rotors (front & rear)
Stainless steel brake lines
Differential - Winters quick change, independent rear suspension
Adjustable Pedal Assembly with brake bias adjustment
Line lock parking brake
Electrical System & Components
Headlights & taillights with turn signals
Complete wiring harness
Aluminum battery tray with battery cables
Stewart Warner gauges as original
Custom-made, aluminum vintage style racing seats with exposed aluminum back
5 point racing harness driver and passenger seatbelts.
Aluminum transmission tunnel and drive shaft cover
Aluminum rear cockpit panels
Dash mounted mirror
Fire Extinguisher - Hand held
Steering Wheel - 4 spoke original style with quick release
Switches - As original
Windshield - Lexan with side windows
Fuel cell with sending unit, hard line and braided steel fuel lines with connectors
Aluminum radiator with overflow tank
Electric radiator fan
Steering system - Rack-and-pinion steering system
Race-approved safety steering column and quick release steering wheel.
External racing gas cap
Tires and Wheels
Tires - DOT approved street tires
Wheels - 16 inch knock-off, original style Halibrand 5 hole Kidney Bean.
This beautiful machine is powered by a 383cu.in. Small Block Chevy, topped off with a Hillborn fuel injection system that has been upgraded to modern computer control. There's also also electronic ignition by MSD. The transmission is the tried and true Muncie, (with separate lever for reverse) turning a Winters Quick-Change differential out back.
Car #1 is painted in the striking Blue and White livery originally designed by the famed Von Dutch. When equipped with period disc brakes and an iron cylinder head engine, this Scarab has been approved by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association for its vintage track events.
Far more than an artfully crafted collection of automotive components and sheetmetal, the true visionary genius of this design can only be understood by direct experience. With a brash exuberance rooted in lusty power and precise control, this legal for the street racecar will grab your soul and never let go.
While car #1 is immediately available for purchase, if it doesn't meet your explicit specifications or color preference, we can easily build a new one to order for you with the engine, transmission, and color options of your choice.
Call 480-483-4682, or stop by Brighton Motorsports in Scottsdale Arizona for a test drive.